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Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens

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Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
A contemporary take on the classic short telephoto macro lens, the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED excels at close range with its life-size 1:1 maximum magnification and a minimum focusing distance of 1'. Contributing to its success is an advanced optical design that includes one extra-low dispersion element, which minimizes chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity and color accuracy. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are also used to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions. A Silent Wave Motor AF system produces fast, near-silent focusing performance that suits both stills shooting and movie recording, which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the manual focus ring. Further contributing to producing sharp imagery, VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by up to three shutter speed steps.
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What is the primary difference between this and ...

What is the primary difference between this and the NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens? Which would you recommend for portraits?
Asked by: Bryndan
See the following link They are both great lenses. The macro is a flat field lens with slightly more contrast. It stops down further (not something you really want on a portrait generally). The f1.4 is a curved field with more vignetting, also a great portrait lens. More than double the cost. I like the 105mm focal length for head shots over an 85mm. With a portrait sometimes you want a "creamy" soft look. Photographers that did old large format Hollywood or formal portraits would try to get the eyes sharp the edge of the ear soft. See Hollywood images from 1930s, 40s, 50s. Karsh images are great too. There are lots of great examples out there. Another consideration would be the Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Lens. You really need to know what you are doing with that lens.
Answered by: Glen
Date published: 2022-03-03


Would this lens be fully compatible in auto focus mode with Nikon D5100 SLR. I currently use this camera with a 18-105 zoom in an Ikelite underwater housing. Goal is faster focus and better quality close-ups.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G AF-S lens is fully compatible, including autofocus, with the Nikon D5100. This lens has a built-in focus motor.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will this lens work well with the Nikon D750?

Will this lens work well with the Nikon D750?
Asked by: Carlos
Yes it is fully compatible with the D750.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-03-22

Is this compatible with a Nikon D40?

Is this compatible with a Nikon D40?
Asked by: Kyahn
This lens will be compatible with all Nikon F-Mount cameras.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-22


Is a lens hood included at this price?
Asked by: Wayne
The HB-38 lens hood is included with the Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8 macro lens, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

works with z6

works with z6
Asked by: Adelino
The Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens does work with the NIkon Z6 camera when using the Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter.
Answered by: Hassan
Date published: 2021-02-23

My old 105 f2.8 D would not allow f2.8 aperture ...

My old 105 f2.8 D would not allow f2.8 aperture at very close focus distances. As focus distance goes down the max f stop increases. This occurs in auto focus and manual. Is this an issue with the new F/2.8G IF-ED VR lens?
Asked by: Darrel
Thom Hogan explains this variability in his review of the lens: "I have news for you: all of the fixed focal length Micro-Nikkors aren't actually fixed focal length. In order to keep from being enormously long when focused at 1:1 magnification, Nikon (as well as many other macro makers) plays with the optical formula in order to keep from having an ever telescoping lens barrel. In macro work, you wouldn't want that, anyway, as a lens barrel that telescoped significantly to get to 1:1 would reduce working distance and potentially start hitting things in your scene at close working distances. Thus, at 1:1, this lens becomes about f/4.8 and does not extend even a millimeter. The aperture loss is actually a bit less dramatic at lower magnifications and the non-extension is very much welcome for macro use."
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-12-10


Is this a Grey Market Import?
Asked by: Anonymous
To clarify for all those reading this questions and answers in 2021. B&H has combined the questions and reviews for the US and Imported models, i.e., the same questions and reviews are attached to both products. This is standard operating mode in the modern online market. It is fine when someone asks about a feature such as "what version is the VR?". It sucks when someone asks "Is this Grey Market?". As the staff answer says, B&H labels each version clearly and explicitly. But note well, it's up to you to hunt out those labels.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2021-11-11
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